Monday, April 9, 2012

Guest Blog - Where the Buffalo Roam

by: Emily Cale

Okay, time for a poll. Raise your hand if you've actually been to Wyoming. Okay, now put your hand down if that visit was to go to Yellowstone. Anyone still with me?

The number one thing I hear from people when I tell them I'm from Wyoming is that they've never met anyone from there before. Well, you've all met me (at least electronically), so you can no longer say that. Growing up, I hated it there. There was nothing to do at night and my friends and I spent all our time driving around aimlessly and drinking coffee at the all night diner.

As an adult, I've found I actually miss the area. Yep, that's right, I said it. No one tell me mom, okay? I love the open feeling of it and the fact that you can drive for miles without seeing another person. It's a nice change from the city life I've grown accustomed to. It's also nice to not have people cutting you off in traffic all the time. In fact, it would incredibly rude not to let someone in if they have their blinker on.

I've also found that it's nice to be able to see the mountains. Real ones, not the hills people call mountains in Pittsburgh. There's something about it that makes you feel small and helpless and yet makes you feel powerful when you stare up at the Rockies.

This feeling is exactly why I enjoy writing about the area. I miss it a lot and while I don't live there anymore, I can visit whenever I write characters who are experiencing it for themselves.

Getting Ahead Blurb:

Colton is exactly the kind of distraction Amber doesn't want, but he might be exactly what she needs to get back on track.

Recovering from a bad fall during competition, Amber McDonald decides to spend her last week of training before her next rodeo at a Colorado ranch, away from any and all distractions. It'd be the perfect arrangement—if only her fear wasn't stopping her from getting back on her horse.

Then Colt Riley steps in. He's sexy and seems to have incredible insight into her situation, but he's everything she's been trying to stay away from.

Colt knows exactly what Amber is going through...because he's been there before. Forced to give up his riding career after an accident, he sets his mind to helping her get back on track. All that's easier said than done, especially when she discovers his hidden past. Will his efforts be enough to help her get ahead?

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Author Bio:

Emily Cale spent the majority of her childhood as a visitor to the worlds of her favorite authors. With encouragement from her English teachers, she put pen to paper and began imagining her own stories. Preferring the fascinating lives of her characters, she majored in creative writing. When not lost in a manuscript or a good book, she enjoys crocheting, rock climbing, and playing board games. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband and a very spoiled cat. You can find Emily online on her blog (http://www.emilycale.blogspot.com) or on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/emilycale.


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